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1) right: an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; “they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”; “Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people”- Eleanor Roosevelt; “a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away

2) right: (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; “mineral rights”; “film rights”

3) right: location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east; “he stood on the right”

4) right: a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; “take a right at the corner

5) right, right wing: those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged

6) right, rightfulness: anything in accord with principles of justice; “he feels he is in the right”; “the rightfulness of his claim

7) right, right hand: the hand that is on the right side of the body; “he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left”; “hit him with quick rights to the body

8) right field, rightfield, right: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher’s right


1) right, compensate, redress, correct: make reparations or amends for; “right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust”

2) right: put in or restore to an upright position; “They righted the sailboat that had capsized”

3) right: regain an upright or proper position; “The capsized boat righted again

4) correct, rectify, right: make right or correct; “Correct the mistakes”; “rectify the calculation


1) correct, right: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; “the correct answer”; “the correct version”; “the right answer”; “took the right road”; “the right decision

2) right: being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; “my right hand”; “right center field”; “a right-hand turn”; “the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream”

3) correct, right: socially right or correct; “it isn’t right to leave the party without saying goodbye”; “correct behavior

4) right: in conformance with justice or law or morality; “do the right thing and confess

5) right, correct: correct in opinion or judgment; “time proved him right”

6) proper, right, suitable, suited: appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person’s character, needs; “everything in its proper place”; “the right man for the job”; “she is not suitable for the position”; “he is not a suitable husband for her”

7) right: of or belonging to the political or intellectual right

8) right: in or into a satisfactory condition; “things are right again now”; “put things right”

9) right, right-hand: intended for the right hand; “a right-hand glove”

10) correct, right: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; “what’s the right word for this?”; “the right way to open oysters”

11) right: having the axis perpendicular to the base; “a right angle

12) right: (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; “the right side of the cloth showed the pattern”; “be sure your shirt is right side out

13) good, right, ripe: most suitable or right for a particular purpose; “a good time to plant tomatoes”; “the right time to act”; “the time is ripe for great sociological changes”


1) right: precisely, exactly; “stand right here!”

2) right: immediately; “she called right after dinner

3) right, flop: exactly; “he fell flop on his face

4) right: toward or on the right; also used figuratively; “he looked right and left”; “the party has moved right”

5) properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right way: in the right manner; “please do your job properly!”; “can’t you carry me decent?”

6) right, right on: an interjection expressing agreement

7) right: completely; “she felt right at home”; “he fell right into the trap

8) mighty, powerful, right: (Southern regional intensive) very; “the baby is mighty cute”; “he’s mighty tired”; “it is powerful humid”; “that boy is powerful big now”; “they have a right nice place

9) justly, right: in accordance with moral or social standards; “that serves him right”; “do right by him”

10) correctly, right, aright: in a correct manner; “he guessed right”

noun right has 8 sense(s) (first 8 from tagged texts)

right (Wikipedia)
"Right" redirects here. For other uses, see Right (disambiguation).

Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory. Rights are of essential importance in such disciplines as law and ethics, especially theories of justice and deontology.

Rights are often considered fundamental to civilization, being regarded as established pillars of society and culture, and the history of social conflicts can be found in the history of each right and its development. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "rights structure the form of governments, the content of laws, and the shape of morality as it is currently perceived."

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